Toyota is making up for lost time after it recently announced plans to release 10 new electric vehicles (EVs) by 2026, including a ute.
The Japanese carmaker, which is also the world’s biggest, has no doubt been slow off the mark with its rollout of fully electric cars considering the bZ4X is its only offering.
That’s about to change with the company’s new CEO, Koji Sato, increasing the push with a revised plan to sell approximately 1.5 million electric cars per year over the next three years.
Of the 10 new EVs it plans to build by 2026, one will be a ute destined for the Asian market which is due out by the end of this year. It’s possible this could be a production version of the Hilux Revo BEV concept which was revealed last December in Thailand.
Other additions to the fully electric lineup include two models developed specifically for China, a compact car, and a three-row SUV for the United States.
The new models are thought to be based on Toyota’s e-TNGA platform which the aforementioned bZ4X and Subaru Solterra ride on.
The carmaker also hinted at plans to release the “next-generation” of battery electric vehicles that are apparently “entirely different from those of today”. This is likely in relation to the carmaker’s plan to release 30 new EVs by 2030 but it isn’t clear whether this is still on the cards.
Toyota will also continue manufacturing and selling hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles over the next few years which will be key for markets that aren’t ready for EVs just yet.